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    Sacred Places, Civic Purposes

    Mr. Dionne moderated a discussion on the role of faith-based institutions in America. Recently, Mr. Dionne co-edited a book on the topic titled Sacred Places, Civic Purposes, published by…

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    The Clinton Legacy

    Participants spoke about the Clinton presidency and how it might be remembered. Among the issues they addressed were his trade and foreign policies, economic policies, relations with the…

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    Planning for Policy Success

    Participants talked about ways to turn campaign promises into policy. Among the issues they addressed were setting priorities, building coalitions, and the potential agenda of a Bush…

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    Family Income and Children

    Professor Mayer talked about the idea that family income significantly affects the future of children as well as their success. She also said that economic inequality, the effect of other people’s incomes,…

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    Evaluation of Social Class in the U.S.

    David Broder of the Washington Post moderated this panel on the declining importance of class in the U.S. The panelists examined how much class origins determines a citizen’s chances to succeed…

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    Illegitimacy and Welfare Reform

    American Enterprise Institute (AEI) hosted a panel discussion that examined how the problem of illegitimate births contributes to the problems in the welfare system. Panelists included William…

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    State of the Working Poor

    The co-authors of the report, “The Unraveling Consensus? An analysis of the Effect of the New Congressional Agenda on the Working Poor,” announced its release and took questions from the…

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    Federal Entitlements and Welfare Reform

    Senators Kerrey and Danforth gave brief statements on entitlements prior to the panel discussion moderated by Katie Couric. Panelists discussed reform of the welfare system and changes that…

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    Clinton Economic Conference

    Economists and business leaders continued to discuss initiatives for improving the U.S. economy, concentrating on the deficit reduction, new technologies, and economic growth, in the second…

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    Rebuilding Our Competitiveness

    Several economists spoke in a panel discussion entitled, “Rebuilding Our Competitiveness,” in the symposium entitled, “America’s Agenda: Rebuilding Economic Strength.” The economists spoke…

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    Welfare Reform

    The guests discussed the nature and effectiveness of welfare programs and welfare reform proposals. Mr. Griffith administers Maryland’s welfare programs.

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    Media Exaggeration of the Recession

    Panelists discussed media coverage of the economy in a symposium held by the American University School of Communication entitled, “Gloom and Doom: Have the Media Exaggerated the Recession?”

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    Securing Prosperity

    Mr. Thurow and Mr. Marshall addressed an audience of prominent Democrats at the annual Democratic Issues Conference in Piney Point, Maryland, sponsored by the House Democratic Caucus. The issue…

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    U.S. Economy

    The committee heard testimony on economic recovery legislation introduced to the Senate by Sen. Kennedy that would attempt to stimulate the economy by providing $170 billion in domestic…

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    Tax Issues and Economic Growth

    The House Ways and Means Committee heard its fourth day of testimony on proposals to stimulate the economy with tax incentives and cuts for parts of the American population. Witnesses…

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    America and the World in the 1990s

    Panelists discussed the lack of investment in the economy. Dr. Lester Thurow addressed the Economic Policy Institute on “Investing in America’s Future: The Neglected Domestic Agenda.”

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    Middle Class Tax Priorities

    The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities sponsored a forum on proposals to offer tax cuts for middle class families in America. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, member of the Senate Finance…

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    Managing the Global Economy

    The 76th American Assembly & Columbia University Hosted a Forum from Harriman, New York on “Managing the Global Economy: Review of Final Report.” The American Assembly invited Leaders from…

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    Poverty and the Underclass

    Isabel V. Sawhill and Kate O’Beirne discussed issues regarding poverty and the underclass and answered viewer questions.

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    Financing Children's Programs

    Experts talked about ways to finance federal children’s programs. Topics included priorities, taxation, role of states, immunizations, and drug-addicted mothers.

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